Dakota Memories Heritage Tour set for September

"Dakota Memories Heritage Tour set for September." Bismarck Tribune, 15 August 2009.

The first Dakota Memories Heritage Tour will offer perspectives on North Dakota history as it travels through German-Russian sites in south-central North Dakota Sept. 18-20.

A welcome reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 at the NDSU Main Library in Fargo; the three-day bus tour will leave from Fargo at 8 a.m. Sept. 18 and pick up participants in Jamestown and Streeter.

The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection has organized the tour, with stops in Streeter, Fredonia, Lehr, Wishek, Zeeland, Hague, Linton and Strasburg. Several presentations have been planned which will be free and open to the public.

Allan Ashworth, NDSU Distinguished Professor, will deliver a presentation at 1 p.m. Sept. 18, at the Central Grasslands Research Center in Streeter. To register for a noon lunch before the presentation, contact Acacia Jonas Stuckle by Sept. 4 at 701-231-6596 or acacia.stuckle@ndsu.edu.

Jessica Clark, Dakota Memories Coordinator and Childhood Historian, will offer a presentation at 7:45 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Lehr Tabernacle. To register for a German meal before the presentation, contact Stuckle by Sept. 4. The cost for the dinner is $11.50.

Bob Dambach, director of television for Prairie Public Broadcasting, will speak at 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at Sisters' Cafe in Linton.

Tom Isern, NDSU Distinguished Professor and project scholar, will speak at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Strasburg.

Ethnic foods, including strudels, borscht, kuchen, plachenda, knoephla soup, homemade sausage, German potato salad and kase knoephla, will be served on the tour. To register or for more information, contact Stuckle or go to www.ndsu.edu/grhc/dakotamemories.

Michael M. Miller, Germans from Russia Heritage Collection director, will host the tour. Sponsors for the event include the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, the NDSU Extension Service, Center for Community Vitality, Center for Heritage Renewal, Prairie Public and NDSU Libraries.

Reprinted with permission of the Bismarck Tribune.

Permission to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested by contacting Michael M. Miller